James Shaw is urging the Government to start building the infrastructure required for electric cars in New Zealand.
"You've got to create the demand, so you actually need people to buy the vehicles otherwise it's very difficult for the infrastructure people to say 'we'll go ahead and build all the infrastructure'," the Green Party co-leader told Paul Henry on Monday.
[Newshub - 12th September 2016]
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the campaign to coincide with International Drive Electric Week, which runs until September 18.
[TVNZ - 12th September 2016]
The Government says electric cars are the future - but it was the traditional Kiwi road block of wandering sheep that briefly delayed a convoy to mark Drive Electric Week.
Meridian's wind farm at Makara, on the edge of the lower North Island, played host to about 12 electric vehicles (EVs) on Monday as part of International Drive Electric Week, which aims to get people talking and thinking about EVs.
[Stuff Motoring - 12th September 2016]
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the Government’s electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week.
The international event has started and runs until 18 September.
[New Zealand Government Press Release - 11th September 2016]
Thames, a town whose history is steeped in gold mining, transport and grass-roots industry, will next week step into a greener future with the opening of its first fast charge electric vehicle station.
[Voxy.co.nz - 9th September 2016]
Northpower will again be backing International Drive Electric Week when it launches tomorrow.
The company will have an EV on display in Forum North and will be involved in a number of initiatives from September 10-18, beginning at the Whangarei Grower’s market at 7am this Saturday
[Northpower Ltd Media Statement - 9th September 2016]
Interest in fully electric cars is on the rise, according to a group of enthusiasts who visited Oamaru as part of a national tour last week.
[Oamaru Mail - 29th April 2016]
A Tesla was among a group of electric cars which visited the Octagon, as part of the Leading the Charge nationwide tour, promoting electric vehicles for the sake of the environment.
[Otago Daily Times - 22nd April 2016]
New Zealanders got their first look at the Renault Zoe last Friday at the Leading the Charge event in Wellington.
[Lucire.com - 20th April 2016]
Timaru's charger opening coincided with the arrival of the Leading the Charge road trip convoy, which is travelling from Cape Reinga to Bluff to highlight the benefits of electric vehicles.
[Timaru Herald - 20th April 2016]